How to Take Advantage of Delivery and Carryout Trends in Your Restaurant According to a recent National Restaurant Association survey, 60% of U.S. consumers say they order delivery or carryout food at least once a week, with 31% saying they order from a third-party...
Here are a few tips on how to best nudge your guests into getting carryout rather than delivery, and buying directly from you. Keep in mind, many third-party delivery services will do everything they can to get between you and your customers. But the right design for your carryout menu can go a long way to getting those customers to call you directly for carryout.
How The Restaurant Industry Can Fix Its Staffing Problems Nearly every restaurant operator I work with has the same problem: Staffing. There are a few who don’t, but most of our clients are struggling with how to get workers to return. That or how to introduce new...
With nearly every restaurant we work with on a menu makeover we like to start with a restaurant menu matrix or scatter graph. This is an essential process to go through before making any menu changes.
Here are examples of some of the menus we’ve recently updated for our clients. All of these menus included a strategic price increase, and we recommend you doing that same. Looking at these smart restaurant operators think about your restaurant menu design: are you ready for spring?
To most restaurant operators, the idea of should you consider a billboard for your restaurant comes down to just getting the word out. This is a mistake. To be effective, a billboard needs to be creative. Billboards need to be memorable. Most restaurant operators rely on the wrong people to help with a billboard. To make a billboard work, you need a professional. Someone who is only interested in your restaurant success.
Starting up a virtual kitchen at this moment in time can be a great way to expand a restaurant business. Consumers are looking for great food that they don’t have to cook.
HotOperator is setting up a Zoom conference for marketing tips for restaurant operators. To join, you just need to sign up and show up. It’s free, and you will be able to meet with other restaurant operators and talk things out. Or simply bitch about the place we find ourselves. Either way, we’re here to help if we can.
Will Lasagna Save Your Restaurant? Or Will It Be Meatloaf? Either way, ‘Take & Bake’ may be able to save your restaurant. In a recent Washington Post article, a construction company/restaurant owner laments that his construction business is doing well, and yet his...
“Sell” it – “Put it in the window” or “We only have two orders left, push it.”
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